Sustainable, effective plans require thought, energy, and crucial stakeholder buy-in. CREC’s planning process evolves based on each project, and we recognize that planning builds on past efforts. For every project, CREC facilitates your efforts by helping you:
- Create jobs
- Generate economic prosperity
- Ensure that you can successfully manage the ongoing implementation process
Guiding Your Region for Decades to Come
Beyond leading the economic planning process, our staff is also trained to help regional leaders:
- Facilitate stakeholder meetings with the goals of achieving issue consensus and/or plan buy-in
- Bring private and public sector leaders together to have effective conversations and develop consensus around important issues
- Develop tailored case examples that highlight best practices from regions with similar challenges
- Establish benchmarks for success and processes for measuring them
For more information about past experiences putting together economic or workforce development strategies and implementation plans, please feel free to reach out to our CEO, Ken Poole, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cost of Living Index
Council for Community and Economic Research
Start Date: Jan 2000 — End Date: Ongoing
The Cost of Living Index (COLI) is the most reliable source of city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs available since 1968. Its data is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNN Money, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) collects and compares COLI […]
Building a Stronger State-Federal Partnership (II)
National Institute of Standards & Technology – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Start Date: Jan 2002 — End Date: Jun 2020
CREC worked with several partners, including the State Science & Technology Institute, to develop a strong support structure for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program as it seeks to help manufacturers become globally competitive.
Inventory of State Economic Development Investment Programs
Start Date: May 2016 — End Date: May 2020
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in collaboration with CREC entered into a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA initiative to make some features of the State Business Incentives Database publicly available through www.selectusa.gov website. C2ER provides the database to SelectUSA through an application programming interface (API) to provide public to […]
Developing Web Based Labor Market and Work Skills Information Tools
Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)
Start Date: Apr 2015 — End Date: Sep 2019
CREC launches a 2-year project to help Henry Ford Community College and its partner colleges developing an online application to evaluate the economic relevance and value of specific manufacturing work skills.
Supporting the State Small Business Credit Initiative Lending Programs
U.S. Department of Treasury, State Small Business Credit Initiative
Start Date: Nov 2013 — End Date: Sep 2017
Working collaboratively with commercial lending and community development finance subject matter experts (George Surgeon, David McGrady and Donna Nails), CREC provided technical assistance and support services for U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).